1965

1965

The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

by Andrew Grant Jackson

Hardback Publication Date: 03/02/2015

 

A lively chronicle of the year that shaped popular music forever

Fifty years ago, friendly rivalry between musicians turned 1965 into the year rock evolved into the premier art form of its time and accelerated the drive for personal freedom throughout the Western world.

The Beatles made their first artistic statement with Rubber Soul. Bob Dylan released "Like a Rolling Stone, arguably the greatest song of all time, and went electric at the Newport Folk Festival. The Rolling Stones's "Satisfaction" catapulted the band to world-wide success. New genres such as funk, psychedelia, folk rock, proto-punk, and baroque pop were born. Soul music became a prime force of desegregation as Motown crossed over from the R&B charts to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Country music reached new heights with Nashville and the Bakersfield sound. Musicians raced to innovate sonically and lyrically against the backdrop of seismic cultural shifts wrought by the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, psychedelics, the Pill, long hair for men, and designer Mary Quant's introduction of the miniskirt.

In 1965, Andrew Grant Jackson combines fascinating and often surprising personal stories with a panoramic historical narrative.

ISBN:
9781250059628
9781250059628
Category:
General & world history
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
03-02-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
243.59x163.32x29.72mm
Weight:
0.45kg
Andrew Grant Jackson

Andrew Jackson is the author of Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles' Solo Careers. He directed and co-wrote the feature film The Discontents (2004) starring Amy Madigan.

He has written for Slate's "Blogging the Beatles," Yahoo!, music magazines Burn Lounge, Mean Street, Dispatch and the Hollywood monthly magazine Ingenue. He lives in California.

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